MIDWEEK MANTRA

A WEEKLY DOSE OF THOUGHTS, INSPIRATION AND TASKS TO INSPIRE YOU AND MAKE YOU STRONGER AND LIFT YOUR SPIRITS THROUGH THE REST OF THE WEEK.

” THE MIND IS LIKE A PARACHUTE…………………….

IT WORKS BETTER WHEN IT IS OPEN “.

– THE DALAI LAMA

JOJOS STYLELIST TIP: EXPLORE EVERYTHING, EXPERIENCE EVERYTHING….THEN DECIDE !

MWAH MWAH XXX

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POSITIVE THOUGHTS AND MENTAL EXERCISES TO REFRESH THAT MIDWEEK SLUMP.

DISCOVER YOUR INNER VOICE

IN THIS TIME OF GREAT DIVISION IN SOCIETY BETWEEN MEN AND WOMEN, BLACKS AND WHITES,POLITICAL DIVIDES AND EVEN MORE. LET US FOCUS ON OUR SIMILARITIES AND NOT ON OUR DIFFERENCES. THE FUTURE NOT THE PAST……………..

THIS WEEK I WOULD LIKE ALL MY FOLLOWERS TO SOUND THIS CHANT OUT LOUD EACH MORNING AS MANY TIMES AS YOUR OWN TIME ALLOWS. IT SHOULD BECOME YOUR MANTRA NOT ONLY FOR THIS WEEK BUT FOR LIFE.

I USE THIS CHANT AT THE BEGINNING OF ALL GROUP SOUND BATHS AND THE GROUP REPEAT EACH LINE BACK TO ME, I HAVE YET TO MEET A PERSON WHO IS NOT TOUCHED BY THE BEAUTY OF THIS UNIVERSAL GREETING.

I OFFER YOU PEACE

I OFFER YOU FRIENDSHIP

I OFFER YOU LOVE

I HEAR YOUR NEEDS

I SEE YOUR BEAUTY

I FEEL YOUR FEELINGS

ALL WISDOM FLOWS FROM THE HIGHEST SOURCE

I HONOUR THAT SOURCE IN YOU

LET US WORK TOGETHER

AS ‘WE’ CAN ACHIEVE MORE

——————————————————————-Don Conreaux

JOJOS STYLELIST TIP: KEEP THIS UP AND VERY SOON YOU WILL BE A COMPLETELY DIFFERENT PERSON IN TOUCH WITH YOUR INNER BEAUTY AND A SENSE OF CALM

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A WEEKLY DOSE OF MANTRAS ,TASKS AND INSPIRATION TO STOKE YOUR POSITIVITY AND HAPPINESS QUOTA AND GET YOU THROUGH THE REST OF THE WEEK.

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A FREE GIFT TO CHANGE YOUR LIFE

MY GIFT TO YOU THIS WEEK WILL HAVE A PROFOUND EFFECT ON YOUR BEING.

FIND A QUIET PLACE (TOTAL SILENCE) AND EITHER LIE ON YOUR YOGA MAT WITH A PILLOW UNDER YOUR HEAD OR USE YOUR BED . SITTING CROSS LEGGED IS FINE BUT IT IS IMPORTANT TO BE COMFORTABLE. CLOSE YOUR EYES OR USE AN EYE MASK. PLACE ONE HAND ON YOUR HEART AND THE OTHER ONE ON YOUR TUMMY. START TO CONNECT WITH YOUR BREATHING. BREATHING SLOWLY IN THROUGH YOUR NOSE AND OUT THROUGH YOUR NOSE IN DEEP LONG SLOW BREATHS. I LIKE TO CALL THIS OCEAN BREATHING THINK OF YOUR BREATH AS THE WAVES GOING IN AND OUT WITH THROAT BREATHING ON THE EXHALE.

CONCENTRATING ON YOUR HEART SPACE WITH YOUR BREATH MASSAGING THE WHOLE AREA . PEEL BACK YOUR PHYSICAL LAYER , THEN YOUR EMOTIONAL LAYER AND THERE YOU HAVE THE ESSENCE OF YOU. WHO YOU ARE. NOTICE HOW YOU ARE FEELING. HOW DO YOU WANT TO FEEL ? YOU ARE THE LEADER OF YOUR OWN INTERNAL COMMUNITY. YOU ARE ALONE WITH YOUR TRUE SELF.

DO YOU WANT TO FEEL HAPPY, CALM AND AT PEACE…….. OR ANGRY, HATEFUL AND NEGATIVE ? TAKE THE FEELING TO EVERY PART OF YOUR BODY, TUNE UP YOUR ORCHESTRA. FOCUS ON YOUR CHOSEN MANTRA FOR AT LEAST 5 MINUTES.

BRING YOURSELF BACK TO REALITY BY GENTLY TOUCHING YOUR THUMB TO EACH FINGER AND WRIGGLING YOUR TOES.

AS YOU OPEN YOUR EYES LIE STILL AND REFLECT ON YOUR NEW ENERGISED BODY AND MIND RENEWED AND FULL OF LIGHT. YOU JUST GOT TO KNOW YOUR INNER SELF A LITTLE BETTER.

JOJOS STYLELIST TIP: EVERY TIME I DO THIS EXERCISE I FEEL IT IS A DEEPLY PROFOUND 10 MINUTES . DEVELOP A BEAUTIFUL FRIENDSHIP WITH YOURSELF TODAY IT WILL CHANGE YOUR LIFE AND YOUR THINKING. YOU DESERVE THIS.

PEACE AND LOVE

MWAH MWAH

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YOUR WEEKLY DOSE OF INSPIRATION, POSITIVITY AND TIPS FOR LEADING A MORE FULFILLING LIFE. IF YOU ARE JUST JOINING US ……..THEN WELCOME .

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HAPPY NEW YOU !

MIRROR MIRROR ON THE WALL…………. I am going to ease you gently into 2021 as after all it has been a tough year and an even tougher Christmas period.

So as it is the time of Year for renewals and clear outs , all I want you to do is take a good long look at yourself in the mirror. Really look at that person and acknowledge all your hopes and fears, the challenges you faced in 2020 and maybe continue to face.

Now think about the improvements you want to make this year FOR YOU! Not for everyone else , not for the world. not because society dictates who you should be.

How can I be happier ?

How can I feel happier ?

How can I look better ?

How can I improve my life to bring about positivity ?

What steps do I need to get me there?

Write all the thoughts that come to you , however random and jot them into your Midweek mantra Journal. From this period of self reflection some goals will be organically defined and not forced. Do it today !

HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL OF YOU ! WE CAN GET THROUGH THIS TOGETHER.

JOJOS STYLELIST TIP: THIS MAY SEEM A LITTLE SELFISH TO CONCENTRATE ON YOURSELF. BUT REMEMBER A HAPPY YOU IS A HAPPY FRIENDS AND FAMILY.

MWAH MWAH

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A LITTLE MID WEEK PICK YOU UP TO RESTORE STABILITY AND BALANCE IN YOUR VERY HECTIC SCHEDULE PARTICULARLY AT THIS TIME OF YEAR X

DISCOVERING SILENCE

NOW THIS SEEMS A PECULIAR HEADING BUT MANY PEOPLE HAVE NO MINDFUL SILENCE IN THEIR LIVES WHATSOEVER. DURING THE HOLIDAY SEASON IT BECOMES EVEN MORE NECESSARY TO FIND TIME TO YOURSELF TO FOCUS ON YOU. THE CHAOS, THE CROWDS THE TO DO LISTS IN THE RUN UP TO CHRISTMAS. ON THE ACTUAL DAY THE DEMANDS CAN BE ENORMOUS BOTH PHYSICAL AND MENTAL. IT HAS BEEN A STRESSFUL YEAR AND ARRANGING A GREAT CHRISTMAS FOR EVERYONE CAN BE EVEN MORE DEMANDING. EVEN IF YOU ARE ENTERTAINING DURING THIS PERIOD IT IS IMPERATIVE TO TAKE EVEN 20 MINUTES ALONE TIME. YOU WILL RETURN TO THE FOLD REFRESHED AND APPRECIATIVE READY TO SAVIOUR THE PLEASURES OF CHRISTMAS.

NOW BY THIS TIME YOU KNOW HOW MUCH I LOVE MEDITATION. THE BENEFITS ARE ENORMOUS FROM 5 MINUTES TO A WHOLE HOUR ON A DAILY BASIS. BUT THERE ARE STILL BENEFITS TO JUST ENJOYING ALONE PEACEFUL TIME IF YOU DONT FEEL LIKE MEDITATING. THIS IS CRUCIAL. YOU ARE IMPORTANT.

HOW TO DATE YOURSELF

  • MAKE A DATE WITH YOURSELF IN THE DIARY EVEN IF ITS ONLY 30 MINUTES DAILY. DO IT AT THE BEGINNING OF THE WEEK AND FIT YOUR SCHEDULE AROUND THIS
  • JUST ENJOY SILENCE. LIE IN A COMFORTABLE POSITION WITH NOTHING ON…..I MEAN NOISE. BUT THAT WORKS TOO !!
  • GO FOR A WALK….ALONE
  • A LONG LUXURIOUS BUBBLE BATH WITH CANDLES
  • A 30 MINUTE FACE MASK WITH LEGS PROPPED HIGH ON CUSHIONS.
  • A MEDITATION EVEN USE THE 5 MINUTE MEDITATION ON THIS BLOG THAT I CATALOGUED. OR A GUIDED MEDITATION ON LINE.
  • STARE OUT OF THE WINDOW LOOKING AT CLOUDS MOVING AND THE WONDROUS SHAPES. THE WILDLIFE BIRDS AND SQUIRRELS GOING ABOUT THEIR BUSINESS. THE COLOURS OF THE LANDSCAPE. THE WEATHER, MARVEL AT THE RAINDROPS, THE SHAPE OF SNOWFLAKES, THE WARMTH OF THE SUN.

THESE ARE JUST A FEW IDEAS, I AM SURE YOU HAVE MANY OF YOUR OWN. THE IMPORTANT THING HERE IS TO HAVE COMPLETE SILENCE AND LET YOUR MIND GO INTO FREE FALL.

MERRY CHRISTMAS BUT DONT FORGET TO FIND TIME FOR YOURSELF DURING THE BUSY PERIOD IT WILL MAKE ALL THE DIFFERENCE TO YOUR MENTAL STABILITY AND ENJOYMENT OF THIS MOST WONDERFUL TIME OF THE YEAR.

JOJOS STYLELIST TIP: MAKE THIS A ROUTINE NOT A ONE TIME TREAT IT WILL MAKE YOU A CALMER, HAPPIER , NICER PERSON TO BE AROUND THE MORE YOU PRACTISE IT.

MWAH MWAH JOJO XXXXXXX

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YOUR WEEKLY DOSE OF INSPIRATION, TASKS AND THOUGHTS TO EXCITE AND INSPIRE YOU AND FILL UP YOUR POSITIVITY BUBBLE WITH LOVE AND SUPPORT. COME AND JOIN IN WITH OUR CLUB. NO MEMBERSHIP NECESSARY JUST SIGN UP TO OUR E MAIL LIST AND HAVE IT DELIVERED TO YOUR INBOX EVERY WEDNESDAY.

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” IF YOU CAN DREAM IT YOU CAN DO IT “

– WALT DISNEY

THERE HAVE BEEN MANY QUOTES SIMILAR TO THESE OVER THE YEARS. IF YOU CAN IMAGINE IT YOU CAN CREATE IT. WHATEVER THE MIND CAN CONCEIVE YOU CAN ACHIEVE. AND SO ON.

WHAT THEY ALL HAVE IN COMMON IS THE POWER OF POSITIVE THINKING COMBINED WITH KNOWING YOUR DREAMS AND GOALS. SO TODAY TAKE SOME TIME OUT TO THINK ABOUT YOUR DREAMS, WHAT DO YOU WANT TO ACHIEVE OR IT COULD BE JUST PLACES YOU WANT TO VISIT OR A NEW SKILL YOU WOULD LIKE TO LEARN. BUY YOURSELF A BEAUTIFUL NOTEBOOK AND A BRIGHTLY COLOURED FELT TIP PEN AND NOTE DOWN THREE THINGS YOU WOULD LIKE TO DO, BE OR ACHIEVE AND BY WHEN.

YOU CAN DO THIS.

ONE OF MY OWN PERSONAL GOALS DURING LOCKDOWN WAS TO BECOME AN ACCOMPLISHED PIANO PLAYER FROM A FAIRLY BASIC START. I CONSTANTLY SET MYSELF NEW GOALS WITH MORE COMPLICATED PIECES OF MUSIC TO LEARN AND PRACTICE THEM UNTIL I CAN PLAY THE PIECES COMPETENTLY. I USE THE SIMPLY PIANO APP TO MEASURE MY ABILITY. KEEPS MY MIND ACTIVE , ALERT AND POSITIVE.

JOJOS STYLELIST TIP: NEVER UNDERESTIMATE THE POWER OF YOUR MIND. IF YOU ARE FOLLOWING THESE WEEKLY MANTRAS I AM PRETTY SURE YOU ARE SOME WAY TOWARDS HAVING A POSITIVE OUTLOOK ON LIFE. POSITIVITY PRODUCES PRODUCTIVITY AND NEGATIVITY CAN HAVE THE OPPOSITE EFFECT.

MWAH MWAH

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YOUR WEEKLY DOSE OF INSPIRATION, QUOTES AND TASKS TO LIGHT UP YOUR WEEK WITH POSITIVITY AND HAPPINESS.

LISTEN

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“WE HAVE TWO EARS AND ONE MOUTH SO THAT WE CAN LISTEN TWICE AS MUCH AS WE SPEAK “

– EPICTETUS

THIS WEEK NOTE HOW MUCH OF THE TALKING YOU ARE DOING IN CONVERSATION WITH FRIENDS. HOW MUCH ARE YOU REALLY LISTENING TO WHAT THEY ARE SAYING ? TRY HAVING A CONVERSATION WHEN YOU ARE ONLY SPEAKING 25 % OF THE TIME, AND THAT TIME IS SPENT ASKING THEM OPEN QUESTIONS. THIS NOT ONLY SHOWS INTEREST BUT ALSO GETS THEM TO OPEN UP MORE ABOUT THE SUBJECT.

IT IS EXTREMELY FLATTERING TO HAVE PEOPLE ACTUALLY SHOW AN INTEREST IN WHAT YOU ARE SAYING AND MORE IMPORTANTLY IF THEY HAVE SOME SADNESS OR STRESS THEY JUST NEED SOMEONE TO ACTUALLY JUST LISTEN.

LISTENING TO SOMEONE IS FAR MORE DIFFICULT THAN TALKING SO GENUINELY CONCENTRATE WITH EYE CONTACT AND NODDING THEN REPEAT BACK WHAT THEY HAVE SAID OR ASK EMPATHETIC QUESTIONS SO THAT YOU HAVE A GOOD UNDERSTANDING/ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF WHAT THEY ARE SHARING WITH YOU.

JOJO STYLELIST TIP: LISTENING IS AN ART FORM REQUIRING SKILL ON YOUR PART SO GET PRACTISING !!

MWAH MWAH

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YOUR WEEKLY DOSE OF INSPIRATION, TASKS AND POSITIVITY TO UPLIFT YOU AND SHINE LIGHT ON DARK PLACES.

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ANXIETY

FORGET CORONAVIRUS , ANXIETY IS THE NEW PANDEMIC SWEEPING THE WORLD. I RARELY MEET ANYONE THESE DAYS THAT DOES NOT TELL ME THEY ARE SUFFERING FROM ANXIETY. CELEBRITIES ARE ON THE MEDIA DAILY TELLING US HOW ANXIOUS THEY ARE FEELING. ANXIETY HAS BECOME A TREND , IT IS BETTER TO BE A VICTIM THAN TO BE POWERFUL. THIS NEW VICTIM CULTURE MEANS GENUINE ANXIETY IS BECOMING OVERLOOKED. THE CELEBRITIES DO NOT OFFER ADVICE HOW TO BEAT ANXIETY ONLY THAT IT IS COOL TO REMAIN IN IT.

GENUINE ANXIETY IS A PRESSURE THAT WE HAVE FAILED TO RESPOND TO OR ACKNOWLEDGE. THE PROBLEMS ARISE WHEN WE TRY TO SHUT IT DOWN AND IGNORE IT LEADING TO A DEPRESSION AND A FEELING OF DROWNING.

TODAY THINK DEEP ABOUT YOUR ANXIETIES FACE THEM HEAD ON. WRITE DOWN YOUR FEARS AND DEAL WITH THEM ONE BY ONE. REGAIN YOUR POWER. CONFRONT THOSE FEARS. SEE THE PRESSURES AS A GIFT HUGE WAVES FOR YOU TO GET ON AND RIDE LIKE A SURFER. THOSE WAVES WILL TAKE YOU WHERE YOU WANT TO BE. SOME ANXIETY IS NORMAL IF YOU HAVE NO ANXIETY THEN IT MEANS YOU ARE NOT LIVING YOUR LIFE . GENUINE ANXIETY IS THAT WHICH IS DEBILITATING YOU AND AFFECTING YOUR LIFE SOME OF THAT CAN BE REMOVED BY FACING IT.

JOJOS STYLELIST TIP: REMEMBER IT WOULD BE ABNORMAL NOT TO FEEL ANXIOUS BUT IF YOU FEEL IT HAS BECOME UNMANAGEABLE OR AFFECTING YOU ON A DAILY BASIS THEN TALK TO SOMEONE SOMETIMES TO GET IT OUT OF YOUR HEAD CAN HELP ENORMOUSLY WITH MENTAL HEALTH

MWAH MWAH XXXXX

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Epictetus was an ancient Greek Philosopher whose teachings are still relevant today. Arguably even MORE relevant in these difficult times we have found ourselves in. To let go of things that are beyond our control and focus what we do have in our control. This especially applies to the mind, one thing we ALWAYS have is our own mind this alone is in our own power.

Conduct ourselves through life fulfilling our duties to our children, parents and fellow citizens and everything else will come do not try to control external influences as they will come.

So your MANTRA today :

“HE IS A WISE MAN WHO DOES NOT GRIEVE FOR THE THINGS WHICH HE HAS NOT, BUT REJOICES FOR THOSE WHICH HE HAS ” – Epictetus

In these PC times and so as not to offend anyone please substitute ‘Man’ with ‘Person’ as this applies to us all. Remember this WAS ancient Greece !!

JOJO STYLELIST TIP: WHILE YOU ARE BUSY PLANNING YOUR FUTURE DO NOT LET YOUR PRESENT PASS YOU BY. APPRECIATE THE HERE AND NOW

MWAH MWAH

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A SOURCE OF INSPIRATION, TASKS AND MANTRAS TO LIFT YOUR SPIRITS, BOOST YOUR POSITIVITY AND HELP YOU GET THROUGH THE REST OF THE WEEK.

ONE OF MY FAVOURITE BOOKS IS TAO TE CHUNG BY LAO TZU. A BOOK OF TRADITIONAL WISDOM THAT IS PERMANENTLY ON THE NIGHTSTAND. IT IS A GREAT BOOK TO READ IN ANXIOUS TIMES. EVEN TO JUST READ A SMALL PASSAGE IS SOMETIMES ALL THAT IS NEEDED. SO TODAY I WANT TO SHARE A QUOTE FROM LAO TZU.

” THE JOURNEY OF A THOUSAND MILES BEGINS WITH ONE STEP”

SO TODAY REASSESS YOUR GOALS AND AIMS OR SELF IMPROVEMENT OR TRAVEL AND TAKE THAT FIRST STEP.

JOJOS STYLELIST TIP: TODAY IS THE BEGINNING OF YOUR NEW ADVENTURE TIME TO GET OUT OF OUR COVID COMFORT ZONES.

MWAH MWAH

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